September 21, 2023
Campbell County Rockpile Museum
900 W 2nd Street
Gillette, WY 82716
Rockpile Museum Welcomes Author Mark Lee Gardner
Thursday, September 21, 2023
The Campbell County Rockpile Museum is pleased to welcome author and Western historian Mark Lee Gardner to present his latest book "The Earth is All That Lasts" on Thursday, September 21, 2023. This saga tells the stories of Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull, two fascinating and heroic leaders who struggled to maintain the freedom of their people against impossible odds. Gardner will present his book at 7:00 p.m. at the Rockpile Museum followed by a book signing for any interested guests. There is no admission fee for this event.
Mark Lee Gardner is the author of "Rough Riders," "To Hell on a Fast Horse," and "Shot All to Hell," which received multiple awards, including a Spur Award from the Western Writers of America. An authority on the American West, Gardner has appeared on PBS's American Experience as well as on the History Channel, AMC, the Travel Channel, and NPR. He has written for National Geographic History, American Heritage, the Los Angeles Times, True West, and American Cowboy. He holds an M.A. in American Studies from the University of Wyoming and lives with his family at the foot of Pikes Peak.
"In a year crowded with excellent Western history and biography, Mark Lee Gardner’s The Earth Is All That Lasts stands above the rest as the most ambitious history/biography in both the Western genre and general American biography. His use of primary resources, especially those of Native peoples, is exemplary. I believe it is the finest dual biography of Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull ever written." — True West, Best of the West 2023: Best Nonfiction Book of the Year
“We are excited to host Mr. Gardner to share his book and his research,” says Rockpile Museum Director Robert Henning. “We would like to thank the Leland D. Case Library for Western Historical Studies and Black Hills State University for helping to bring Mr. Gardner to our region.”
This event is FREE and open to the public. Donations are accepted. Please call 307-682-5723 for more information.